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4.00115942028985 out of 54.00115942028985 out of 54.00115942028985 out of 54.00115942028985 out of 54.00115942028985 out of 5 4.00 (1,725 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Craig Johnson Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Walt Longmire Mysteries Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781440743610
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Walt Longmire returns for his third adventure, but this time he is in the City of Brotherly Love, where no act of kindness goes unpunished.

Walt has been the sheriff in Wyoming’s Absaroka County for twenty-four years, where his wit and charm have helped him solve many crimes. But that can’t prepare him for the savage attack on his daughter, Cady, a Philadelphia lawyer who has unwittingly become embroiled in a political cover-up. As Walt and his best friend, Henry Standing Bear, scour the city for clues, he gets help from his deputy Victoria Moretti and her family of Philly police. But Longmire wasn’t born yesterday. He’s willing to pull out all the stops to find Cady’s attacker and show the big city that this old-timer has a few moves left in his saddlebag of tricks.

Those who enjoy Tony Hillerman and James Lee Burke will delight in Johnson’s newest Sheriff Longmire adventure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Multifaceted and rich with depth and history.”

    Denver Post

  • “Johnson crafts great, imaginative mysteries with lots of twists, turns, and misdirections. Even in this big-city setting, a sense of the West and its values overlays the action.”

    Billings Gazette

  • “Johnson’s pacing is tight and his dialogue snaps.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “The quick pace and tangled web of interconnected crimes will keep readers turning pages.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Johnson deftly integrates country and city sensibilities; makes Walt’s love and fear for Cady palpable; and casts a droll eye on Walt and romance...A must-read for both the tough and the tenderhearted.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 1/30/2014

    " Another fabulous read from Craig Johnson. Walt Longmire in Philly - it took a few pages to envision that one. But the image of Walt, Henry, and Dog driving across country in "Lola" made me laugh. This round, Walt wasn't just the sheriff, he became a father in my eyes. What a wonderful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanie Bowen | 1/18/2014

    " I was surprised that some people did not like this book because it was set in Philadelphia instead of Wyoming. I thought it really added to the series in a unique way. The book was very good and I liked the fact that Longmire was out of his element, far from home and hurting for his daughter at the same time. It made for some interesting moments for Walt. And can I say I love the relationship between Walt and Henry? Its everything a deep friendship should be. Terrific read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 1/11/2014

    " This series of books is such a delight to read. This one could be subtitled "Walt and the Cheyenne Nation take Philly", but despite the absence of the local Wyoming colorful characters, the fully fleshed out Moretti family more than makes up for it. (Oh, and a significant event that I'd read about in the series finally happens in this book -- can't wait to see if the television series goes in that direction). I enjoy the whole "fish out of water" vibe from the book, although Walt is rarely uncomfortable anywhere -- he finds allies and kindred souls in the most unlikely places. I would have liked more Henry, but a little Henry is better than none at all. I enjoyed learning more about Cady and Vic as well. These books make me laugh out loud and repeat dialogue to my spouse, and this one also left me with a huge lump in my throat at the end. Now racing to get on the list for the next book at the library, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred Salter | 12/31/2013

    " Great book that has Walt back in Philly helping his daughter who is fighting for her life in a coma. Vic comes back to her home town to help Walt out with the mystery of who attacked his daughter and solving a number of murders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 12/31/2013

    " Another excellent entry in a wonderful series. At the point in some series where the main character is temporarily transplanted to another city, the writing often goes awry, but that is not the case here. Fish-out-of-water Sheriff Longmire is just as intriguing in Philadelphia as he is in his native Wyoming. A wonderful read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gene Ruppe | 12/27/2013

    " Kept my attention as did its predecessors! An excellent writer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki Daniel | 12/26/2013

    " This series is just absolutely fantastic. Walt for President. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/18/2013

    " Walt goes East! Characters develop. In the end I wanted him to go home WYO as bad as he did! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Jones | 11/7/2013

    " Oh, how I love the Terror! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri Vigil | 10/27/2013

    " Out of Wyoming and pulled to Philadelphia by the assault on his daughter which has put her in a coma. "Bear" is with him and together they "hunt". We are introduced to "Vic's" family and a more than friend/boss begins to grow. As always, i enjoyed this one to the very last page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty | 10/23/2013

    " Sheriff Longmeir goes East with his Indian friend... only to find his daughter critically injured. He quickly finds himself involved in solving a murder in a city where he has no authority. I find myself reading each sequel to every book and enjoying them very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swanbender2001 | 8/3/2013

    " I enjoyed this one because I saw more of the relationship between Henry and Walt. I am not sure I like where things are going with Vic though. We will see. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bettyb | 2/6/2013

    " Re-read of a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha Bullen | 1/16/2013

    " The 3rd book in the series. It was fun to have the Wyoming police chief and his friends come to Philadelphia to solve a mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 1/14/2013

    " Another great book by one of my favorite writers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 11/29/2012

    " Fantastic! I loved the conncection to Philadelphia! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 10/28/2011

    " His writing improves with each book. Good characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glennie | 10/21/2011

    " Wyoming goes to Philly! Lots of fun to see Walt and Henry in a different environment. And to meet Vic's family! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 9/16/2011

    " Good mystery but Walt Longmire is out of his element in Philadelphia. I miss the Wyoming setting. It is still a series worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Avery | 8/21/2011

    " The third Walt Longmire novel places Walt in unfamiliar territory has he travels with Long Bear to Philadelphia. Victoria Moretti and family took center stage and I loved this portrayal of a strong family of police officers. This series will become my summer read of a new favorite author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal C | 8/13/2011

    " Best one in the series yet! I liked it when dog gets to Philadelphia and lacks a leash, and when Walt and the Cheyenne Nation suggest burying Walt's daughter's ex-boyfriend beneath third base because the Phillies haven't seen life there in years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 8/11/2011

    " Great series. gets better with every book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 6/22/2011

    " The third Walt Longmire novel places Walt in unfamiliar territory has he travels with Long Bear to Philadelphia. Victoria Moretti and family took center stage and I loved this portrayal of a strong family of police officers. This series will become my summer read of a new favorite author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn J. | 5/22/2011

    " I liked this story, but not as much as I've liked the others. The plot felt a little forced and I found myself working harder to accept some of the elements - but I still recommend this series highly--especially the mysteries set in Wyoming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/28/2011

    " And yes I'm moving on to book 4 These are fast interesting reads "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 4/6/2011

    " This series is pretty great, but wow this one was a lot darker than the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hrn1947 | 2/15/2011

    " you learn about vic's family. Walt gets hurt alot in every book. his dreams always mean something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/1/2011

    " I liked this even more than Cold Dish. Well- executed and fast-moving plot, wonderful, if flawed, characters, and a surprising evocation of emotions and psychological stressors that most readers will recognize. Gotta love Henry Standing Bear and his Native American wisdom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/25/2011

    " Maybe it's because I live in the West, but I love this series and its tough Wyoming sheriff with a dry sense of humor. Very, very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 1/19/2011

    " Awesome! It was excellent watching Walt outside of his comfort zone of Wyoming when he travels to Philadelphia to visit his daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 1/13/2011

    " I thought in this book readers are able to see a softer side to the character Walt Longmire as a loving father. Other than that it this series is starting to get a little predicatable. But for those readers who are looking for a light read this series could be right for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 11/16/2010

    " Best one in the series yet! I liked it when dog gets to Philadelphia and lacks a leash, and when Walt and the Cheyenne Nation suggest burying Walt's daughter's ex-boyfriend beneath third base because the Phillies haven't seen life there in years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/10/2010

    " This was my favorite so far...I liked the change of scenery. His macho stuff gets a little old at times, but it's bearable...the characters are still great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 7/29/2010

    " Johnson's take on life, passion and mystery stoke my appetite to tear through these books with abandon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 7/12/2010

    " Best of the series so far. Interesting characters. "

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About the Author
Author Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is New York Times bestselling author of a number of critically-acclaimed mystery novels. His novel The Cold Dish was a DILYS Award finalist and won the Prix du Roman Noir as the best mystery novel translated into French in 2010. Death without Company was selected by Booklist as one of the top ten mysteries of 2006 and won the Wyoming Historical Society’s fiction book of the year. The television series Longmire is based on Johnson’s novels and premiered in 2012 on A&E. Johnson currently lives with his wife in Ucross, Wyoming.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.